Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

10 May

A cattle owner stabbed a cattle buyer in an argument over money n MUBI International Market, MUBI, MUBI LGA, ADAMAWA State. A mob then attacked the alleged murderer and killed him. Police arrested 2 suspects

The Federal Government has released N3bn in death benefits to the families of 800 soldiers killed in BORNO, YOBE and ADAMAWA States between 2010 and 2012 and 24 killed in 2013. Of the 2013 batch 24 families were paid leaving 801 unpaid

12 May

Elements of 145 TF Bn and 158 TF Bn, 5 Bde conducted an ambush at JULARI Village, BORNO State along KARETO-DAMASAK Road killing 4 suspected enemy and capturing 1 x AK 47, 1 x Toyota Hilux, 3 x motorcycles, 35 bags of dry fish, 1 x bag of bush meat 3 x bags of sugar  and 60 x litres of engine oil. 1 soldier was killed.

Boko Haram released a 3 minute video of 4 girls dressed in black niqab claiming to be GSS CHIBOK abductees. One claiming to Maida YAKUBU held a AK 47 and speaking in Hausa and Kibaki stated they did not wish to return home to her parents, describing it as the ‘…land of disbelief…’

Boko Haram released a six and a half minute video via journalist Ahmad SALKIDA with 5 men, who claimed to have been the prisoners exchanged for the GSS CHIBOK abductees. One who claimed to be called Shuaibu MONI (aka Abu DARDAA) stated that more than 5 commanders were released (although only 5 commanders were shown) they were in the SAMBISA Forest and were preparing to attack ABUJA. He also stated that there was no dialogue between the Boko Haram and the Government. The Army denounced the video as ‘mere propaganda’

Troops patrolling from a FOB in FIKA, FIKA LGA, YOBE State detained a suspected Boko Haram member named Bala IBRAHIM (30 years old from BULABULIN, FIKA LGA)

13 May

Approximately 9 gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked AMARWA, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State 2km from ALAU Dam killing 11 farmers weeding their plots with bladed weapons, vigilantes and other locals pursued the attackers to SOJORI Village, where they engaged them and killed 4 attackers. Locals state the enemy concentrates around KAJIRI Village, 2km from AMARWA

3 x male PBIED detonated at a security post as they attempted to infiltrate the ECWA Chapel in the Department of Works at the University of MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 1.10am killing themselves and a security guard and wounding a soldier.


Situation North West (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States)

06 May

The corpse of a 20 year old youth was found in a Christian burial ground in KABALA WEST, KADUNA SOUTH LGA, KADUNA State, cause of death is unknown

07 May

The Chairman of ISA LGA, SOKOTO State Garba MOYI stated that 67 suspected bandits had handed in an unspecified number and variety of weapons in as part of the State Amnesty Programme in return for cash, plots of land for farming etc. They were paid between N100,000.00 and N500,000.00 per firearms and a similar range of N100-500,0000.00 to restart their lives on 14 April


08 May

3 bodies were discovered in KABALA WEST NARIYA and UNGWAN MUAZU, KADUNA SOUTH LGA, KADUNA State at 5.00am. Muslim gangs then attacked Christians and Christian gangs attacked Muslims. Authorities arrested 18 people in relation to the killings

The Gam-Allah Fulani Development Association of NIGERIA (GAFDAN) stated that up to 11,571 cattle had been stolen in CHIKUN, KAJURU, KACHIA and IGABI LGAs, KADUNA State

Situation North Centre (Abuja FCT, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Taraba States)

07 May

Herdsmen attacked TSE AKAA, MBA’ABAJI and TSE ORLALU in UGONDO MBANAR District, LOGO LGA, BENUE State around 5.00pm from TARABA State axis, allegedly after local villagers challenged them whilst they were moving due to the rainfall, killing up to 15 people and displacing natives to UGBA

A suspected criminal shot and killed a vigilante member in AGBER, MAKURDI, BENUE State, wounding 2 other people. The suspect was allegedly ejected from the community a year ago for his alleged criminal behaviour

08 May

The TARABA State chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) stated that 5 herdsmen and 5 Kuteb people had been killed in clashes in TAKUM and USSA LGA, TARABA State after a Kuteb man was killed by herdsmen by a stream in TAKUM LGA. MACBAN also claimed 1,200 members and hundreds of cattle were missing.

Elements of 133 Special Forces Bn, 707 Bde conducted an anti bandit clearance operation in NIGER State, rescuing 4 people abducted by bandits and cattle rustlers, from MANGODO Village, NIGER State, 3 soldiers were killed and several wounded

09 May

A pastor with The Apostolic Church, ZARIA, KADUNA State Pastor James Effiong OKON was abducted in MARABAN JOS Area, KADUNA State and taken in the direction of BIRNIN GWARI. The kidnappers demanded N5m from friends and relatives

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked TSE IGBOUGHUL Village, LOGO LGA, BENUE State around 8.00pm with small arms killing 2 people

10 May

Suspected nomadic gunmen continued their attack on TSE IGBOUGHUL Village killing 4 and wounding 10

Suspected nomadic gunmen waylaid motorists around 10.00am on the ABUJA-KEFFI Road, in the vicinity of BARDE Village, near GIDAN WAYA, JEMA’A LGA, KADUNA State near the KADUNA/ PLATEAU State Border. Passengers were robbed for about 30 minutes before the robbers fled upon sighting some soldiers

Kidnapers released the mother and sister of the NASARAWA State House Assembly member Kassim Mohammed KASSIM (AKWANGA SOUTH) around 5.00am following an undisclosed ransom payment

11 May

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked several villages in MBAKUUR Ward, LOGO LGA, BENUE State around 3.00am killing 6 people. They then attacked MBAYA Ward, BURUKU LGA killing 2 people

12 May

Gunmen shot and killed the APC organising secretary in NAKA, GWER WEST LGA, BENUE State around 7.00pm in a suspected robbery after pursuing

13 May

Troops from FOB YUGA, TORO LGA, BAUCHI State conducted and intelligence led ambush in the vicinity of MUNDU Village detaining 4 suspected kidnappers and seizing 1 x locally made 6 barrel firearm, 1 x empty shotgun cartridge, 2 x machetes, 1 x knife, 2 x mobile phones, 2 x packets of Tramadol tablets ad N360,000.00

Situation External (Rest of the World)

05 May

Gunmen attacked MNJTF positions in the vicinity of GEDE, near FOTOKOL, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region

07 May

Chadian forces detained 9 members of BIR and 2 civilians in MAYO KEBBI EAST Region who were allegedly 45km into Chadian territory. The detainees claimed to be in pursuit of 4 bandits who stole 26 oxen who disappeared into a forest between GOBO, CAMEROUN and HOLOM-GAMES, CHAD. The detainees were taken to BONGOR

08 May

Gunmen attacked VOUZI, MAYO MOSKOTA Arrondissement, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, killing 2 vigilantes and abducting 2 Primary School pupils aged 8 and 13 years old

The Chinese Government donated $5m to the UN’s World Food Programme to provide food aid to IDPs in North East NIGERIA

CAMEROUN and the UN launched and fund raising appeal to raise $434m to aid refugees in the north and east of the country

09 May

The AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki MAHAMAT visited YAOUNDE, CAMEROUN, where he held talks with the Camerounian Prime Minister Philemon YANG. He stated the AU will give more support to the MNJTF

10 May

The Chadian Army released the 9 x Camerounian BIR and 2 x civilians detained in MAY KEBBI EST Region

Elements of BIR attached to the MNJTF began Phase 4 of Op Thunder with 1,500 troops conducting clearance operations in the forests on the NIGERIA/ CAMEROUN border

The Deputy Director, Office of West African Affairs, US State Department Nathan HOLT stated that the US will contribute $500m in humanitarian assistance through the World Food Programme

The bodies of the Primary School pupils abducted from VOUZI were found in the area

12 May

2 x PBIEDs detonated in LIMANI, MAYO SAVA Deprtment, EXTREME NORD Region killing themselves and a vigilante. 4 people were wounded


About peccavi

A Nigerian with interests in defence, security, geopolitics, the military particularly small unit tactics, COIN, stabilisation and asymmetric warfare
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